Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Yellowwood trees (Cladrastis kentukea) are blooming right now. There are several of them scattered over the Purdue campus, this one is near the corner of State St. and Russell St. Like the black locust trees they are in the legume family of plants (Fabaceae). Pictures taken May 5, 2010.

Lat./Long. coordinates of the yellowwood tree pictured:
40.4241 N, 86.9187 W

other yellowwood trees on Purdue campus:
40.4239 N, 86.9140 W Marsteller & State
40.4242 N, 86.9118 W State St. near Purdue Union
40.4302 N, 86.9130 W Northwestern Ave., Physics Bldg.
40.4284 N, 86.9112 W EE annex near Northwestern Ave.
40.4279 N, 86.9310 W Hort Park McCormick Road entrance

State St. WL Levee area:
40.4217 N, 86.9039 W

in Lafayette near Columbian Park:
40.4120 N, 86.8703 W

Yellowwood is native to Indiana but only grows wild at Yellowwood State Forest in Brown County.

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